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1942 In Music Trivia Quiz

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Alan's Rock & Roll FUN Trivia.  Trivia powered by ABE.1) What record company was founded by Johnny Mercer, Buddy DeSylva, and Glenn Wallichs?

  • Capitol Records
  • RCA Victoria
  • Virgin Records

2) On January 10, what was Glenn Miller's first 1942 #1 Hit?

  • "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
  • "Cow Cow Boogie"
  • "I Don't Want To Walk Without You"

3) Who beat out Glenn Miller on February 14 for the #1 spot with "Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol' Me)"?

  • Woody Herman
  • Mitchell Tucker
  • Bing Crosby

4) Broadway is a 1942 film about Broadway theatre with George Raft, Pat O'Brien, Janet Blair, Broderick Crawford, Marjorie Rambeau, Anne Gwynne, and S.Z. Sakall. Raft plays himself, recalling an incident early in his pre-movie career as a dancer.

  • True or False?

5) Who was NOT born in February 1942?

  • Graham Nash
  • Corey Wells
  • Daryl Dragon

6) Who was the American entertainer, playwright, composer, lyricist, actor, singer, dancer and producer, who died on November 5, 1942?

  • Fred Fisher
  • Frank Churchill
  • George M. Cohan

7) What was Jimmy Dorsey's #1 Hit on May 16 and stayed there for six weeks?

  • "Parade of the Milk Bottle Caps"
  • "Sunset Strip"
  • "Tangerine"

8) James Petrillo, leader of the American Federation of Musicians, orders a ban on musicians recording new material. The labels Decca and Capitol negotiate an end to the ban in 1943, but RCA Victor and Columbia Records hold out until 1944. The strike does not include live performances in concerts and on the radio.

  • True or False?

9) Who did NOT have a 1942 Hit with "Deep In The Heart Of Texas"?

  • Bobby Goldsboro
  • Bing Crosby
  • Ted Weems And His Orchestra With Perry Como

10) Who was NOT born in June 1942?

  • Paul McCartney
  • Brian Wilson
  • Gary Puckett

1942 In Music Answers

  1. Capitol Records
  2. "Chattanooga Choo Choo"
  3. Woody Herman
  4. True
  5. Daryl Dragon
  6. George M. Cohan
  7. "Tangerine"
  8. True
  9. Bobby Goldsboro
  10. Gary Puckett

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